War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0696 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Wilmington, N. C., March 5, 1865.

Brigadier General JOSEPH R. HAWLEY,

Commanding District of Wilmington:

GENERAL: During my absence from Wilmington, and so long as General Terry's corps remains in this vicinity, you will report to General Terry or the officer in command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON, Numbers 4.

Wilmington, N. C., March 5, 1865.

I. Bvt. Brigadier General Joseph C. Abbott, commanding Second Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, is hereby assigned to duty as commandant of the post of Wilmington.

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III. Major F. W. Prince, Sixteenth New York Heavy Artillery, is hereby assigned to the command of the post of Fort Fisher.

IV. The company of [Second] Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at Fort Fisher, having been assigned to this command by the major-general commanding the Department of North Carolina, is directed to report to Major Prince, commanding post of Fort Fisher, N. C.

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By command of Brigadier General J. R. Hawley:

E. LEWIS MOORE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Batchelder's Creek, N. C., March 5, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER U. S. NAVY,

New Berne:

I am making preparations to move some boats up the Neuse River, and would respectfully request that the picketing of the river be so thorough as to prevent any spy going up in small boat or otherwise to warn the enemy.

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

U. S. STEAMER AGAWAM,

New Berne, N. C., March 5, 1865.

Major General J. D. COX:

I have received a telegram from you requesting me to picket the river to prevent persons passing up in small boats, as you are making preparations to move some boats up the river. I should like to be informed what movement you propose to make, and if he naval force here can co-operate. The vessels at present stationed here draw too much water to go above this point. Having just arrived here I should like to be informed of the situation, and what is expected to be done.

A. C. RHIND,

Commander.